Comments on: Top 40 Minnesota Twins: #27 Larry Hisle http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Mark http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4906 Mon, 03 Jan 2011 20:59:41 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4906 I’ve had the great fortune of meeting Mr Hisle on a couple occasions and can say he is easily one of the most generous and kind people I’ve ever spoken to. I played in a fundraising softball game and he was there to help draw interest. He and I stood in the outfield together for about an hour during BP and he answered all 1000 questions I asked him. He spends his time now mentoring at risk kids in Milwaukee.

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By: Alex http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4722 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:00:26 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4722 Aaron — come back and tell us about any FA sleepers that Twins might be considering! Other than Pavano, it seems like there’s a bunch of starting pitchers who might be worth an incentive-heavy one-year deal, such as Jeff Francis, Brad Penny, Kevin Millwood, Doug Davis, even Justin Duchscherer.
And with nobody seeming to bite on Rauch, maybe the Twins can bring him back? How would you compare him to some of the other relief arms still out there? (Fuentes, Balfour, Gregg, Durbin, Qualls.)
Finally, I’d love for the Twins to bring Thome back, but they really need a righty off the bench to DH or platoon with Kubel/Thome. What do you think of Manny, Vlad, Andruw? What about bringing back Joe Crede (who when healthy wasn’t terrible for the Twins) in case Valencia falls back in 2011?
(Final question: Gardy is gonna end up getting his beloved Punto back on the bench, right?)
thanks!

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By: FaninAustralia http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4694 Wed, 29 Dec 2010 01:18:34 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4694 I’m a Brewer fan who remembers the signing and play of Hisle well. I’ve always said that he was that serendipitous element that turned the Brewers from perennial losers into winners and ultimately contenders.

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By: The Twin http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4683 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 21:23:46 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4683 Larry Hisle. He was quite the player for a few years.

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By: Kevin http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4681 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 20:17:56 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4681 I remember yelling “Larry” at him with my other little buddies at the old Met. We were at the chain link fence under the stands in left field. He gave us a cool little wave. Class guy.

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By: curt http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4664 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 15:12:46 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4664 I remember TK’s stint very well. He hit line drives all over the place… right into fielders’ gloves. At the time, I didn’t feel his .181 average really reflected his ability but he never got another chance.

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By: Xave http://aarongleeman.com/2010/12/28/top-40-minnesota-twins-27-larry-hisle/comment-page-1/#comment-4649 Tue, 28 Dec 2010 06:31:45 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=29565#comment-4649 Too bad medicine wasn’t what it is today. At least he got his payday before the injury!

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